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Mar 2, 2011 3:05am EST
reports from paris. >> reporter: he's used to life in front of the lens but with paris fashion week upon us, the camera should be focused on john galliano now collection. instead it's insults he served up in a paris bar. he's now being investigated over three separate incidents in connection with anti-semitic abuse. tonight his employer dior says they've seen enough and the chief designer will be fired. on thursday evening john galliano was arrested at this bar for the suspected verbal abuse of a female customer. he vehemently denies the use of anti-semitic language. now a second woman has come forward and mobile phone usage that paints a disturbing picture. >> people like you would be dead today. your mothers [ bleep ] -- >> oh, my god. >> reporter: christian dior has moved swiftly to distance itself from the comments. some big clients have complained and oscar-winning actress natalie portman said she wants nothing more to do with him. at paris fashion week there is if not sympathy for the man at least regret for the situation. >> it's sad. that's the only thing i can say. it's sad
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Mar 18, 2011 2:05am PDT
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Mar 31, 2011 3:05am EDT
community, call us or visit debtadvice dot org. t.j. winick has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rob and peggy. if you're having a hard time figuring out how the recovery operation is going in japan at that nuclear power plant, you're not alone. day after day, heart break in japan's tsunami-ravaged northeast. this week yet another mass burial. there is no denying the scope of this country's tragedy. but at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant, the threat appears to change day to day. even hour to hour. >> workers can only go in for 30 minutes, getting a fuel year's dose of radiation. this is really bad. >> reporter: that assessment was just one week ago. we were told plant workers were essentially engaged in a suicide mission. one writing in an e-mail, if we're in hell now, all we can do is crawl up toward heaven. then we hear from american dr. robert gale, who spent years working in chernobyl and now in japan. this is his take on the workers. >> i don't think that they are at extraordinary risk unless something really goes wrong. >> reporter: so, why the mixe
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Mar 14, 2011 3:05am PDT
. 48 in new york. and 70s from new orleans to atlanta. >>> well, we could all use a sweet story this morning. zookeepers are hoping for a love match this week in hungary. >> you're not into animals but come on, take a look at these guys. two snow leopards have been brought in as part of a new breeding program. wildlife experts would like to increase their numbers and move them closer from being off the endangered species list. >> for now, though, the pair is being kept apart to get used to the new surroundings. later this week they will be brought together and zookeepers are hoping for some love at first sight. >> yeah, how do you get two snow leopards in the mood? sort of, you know, help them in the mood. >> chocolate, bottle of wine. >> barry white. >> we'll be right back with more "world news now." white. >> we'll be right back with more "world news now." >>> back to our top story. the disaster in the pacific. many towns were simply washed away by the tsunami, including one port town hit particularly hard. >> the small town of minamisanriku is now missing more than half its popula
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Mar 30, 2011 2:05am PDT
really, we don't teach them anything. they teach us to have strength for them. oprah: you've been beautiful today. thank you for being here, marie osmond. good-bye, everybody. bye, everybody. [marie singing "pie jesu"] [captioning made possible by king world] [captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--] e e e e e e >> enough is enough, right? we're looking at low 50s in the northeast. mid-40s from minneapolis to chicago. a balmy nice temperature there looking like 87 in phoenix. and also miami looks good at 87. nice. >> i'll take that any day. >>> well, this is a fish story about the one that did not get away. in fact, the eight-foot mako shark caught itself. the crew of this commercial fishing boat was dumping bait in the gulf of mexico hoping to catch a little red snapper. >> the shark apparently smelled food and could not wait. it leaped into the back of the boat. the crew could not get close to the shark to push it back in the water. when they got to shore they needed a forklift to unload the shark. >> i would have had a heart attack. >> can you imagine?
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Mar 11, 2011 2:05am PST
all along with it. you see the damage here is going to be unfolding in front of us for quite some time. >> staggering. consider this number, for example, the last big quake to strike japan was back in 1995, a 6.8 magnitude quake, 6,000 people died in that disaster. right now we're hearing various reports of 8.4 to 8.8, even to 8.9 magnitude quake. a much stronger quake than the one back in 1995. you can imagine, as peggy said, the extent of the damage here. literally buildings in tokyo just shook violently. people being evacuated and issuing dire warnings that if you're in the coastal areas, not just of japan, but several other countries to get to higher ground as fast as you can. other tsunamis could be triggered by this massive quake. >> the tsunami most people are familiar with hit in 2004 right after the christmas holiday. that was a 9.1 earthquake that triggered that enormous tsunami that cost so many people their lives. now, looking at this right now, we're hearing reports of 8.9. just slightly less than the 9.1 that caused that tsunami. you can imagine that really what we'r
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Mar 11, 2011 3:05am EST
calmly. >> prime minister naoto kan speaking to us earlier, speaking in front of the media earlier, saying two of the most important things -- >> live coverage there from japan. the prime minister speaking again, a second news conference so far as this tragedy unfolds. we should point out this hour the coast guard is standing by in hawaii. a tsunami warning there. it could strike by 8:00 eastern time this morning. so, those authorities are in place right now as we watch that situation as well. this incident is not isolated to japan. >> right. >> a large part of the world watching. >> worldwide regions right now. we want to go to our abc correspondent in the center of it all, akiko fujita has been in the abc news bureau. we understand you were under your desk, basically, trying to protect yourself due to another aftershock, of which you've endured several this morning. >> reporter: that's right. we've been getting quite a lot of aftershocks. they have gotten weaker as the hours have gone by, but any time you get one, you kind of look around and then just hope the shaking stops. i ca
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Mar 3, 2011 3:05am EST
life for us. i know what is the meaning of cross. >> reporter: he was pakistan's only senior christian government official, but he was threatened for his message of tolerance. so he recorded this message in case he was assassinated. >> these warnings cannot change my opinion and principles. i will prefer to die following my principle. >> reporter: he met the fate that he anticipated. minister left this house, one of his relative's houses and he and his driver left this house, they were shot while in the car. the killers left dozens of these pamphlets on the ground after they killed him. it's a warning that says to all jews, christian and muslim allies in pakistan and across the region, they will get the same fate as the minister. he braved the risks but he's been silenced. it's hard to imagine anyone daring to speak out now. nick schifrin, abc news, islamabad. >>> fashion designer john galliano faces a trial in france over those racial insults caught on tape. he has apologized for his behavior and said that he is seeking help for his personal failures. despite that apology, galliano's
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Mar 4, 2011 2:35am EST
our insomnia viewers or us either. government researchers say 35% get fewer than seven hours of sleep a night. 23% admit they are so tired they have trouble concentrating during the day. another study reveals one out of 20 drivers admit they've nodded off behind the wheel, even some have nodded off on the job. mike? i don't blame you because we're all sleep-deprived around here. nobody gets any rest. how many hours did you get last night, today, whenever you went to bed? >> it's -- is it monday? >> it's the morning of friday. >> i don't have tiger blood, so i -- >> you're not a winner. >> -- i tire very easily. a couple hours here and there. it's sort of one of those things that you can't get the sleep back. people think you can catch up. >> you can't. it's gone, it's gone. then you're not a winner. >> you're not a winner. that's right. >> here's your wake-up weather. more soaking rain, drenching areas of midwest with up to 5 inches in some spots. expect flooding in oklahoma, arkansas and kentucky, ohio, indiana and illinois. >> doesn't get old, does it? never gets old for me. after y
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Mar 15, 2011 2:05am PDT
, your favorite memory. >> when we were on bahrain, we used to wake up early and walk the beach with a coke, coca-cola and skittles or snickers. oprah: waking up and walking the beach. >> yeah. oprah: that's a good one. >> i just have to say spending some "quality time" away from the two, just me and him. oprah: mm-hmm. >> the one time we went on the roof when we were in las vegas--of our house--and we just saw the luxor lights. we just saw the city of lights. we were eating snickers, and we had some soda, and... oprah: what kind of dad was he? was he a strict disciplinarian or could you get away with anything with him? >> he was strict. >> he could get away with anything. oprah: he could ger away with it, huh? >> uh-huh. oprah: he could get away with it. you couldn't get away with it? no? and so when you would have quality time, what would you do besides eat snickers? >> sometimes he would take me to an art museum because we both loved art, and we would do a lot as a family. we would play tag outside, and he got us kenya 4 years ago. oprah: kenya the dog, the lab? >> come here, kenya.
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Mar 10, 2011 3:05am EST
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Mar 29, 2011 2:35am EDT
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Mar 22, 2011 2:05am PDT
you for having us here. oprah: thank you for opening the door wide enough for all of us to come through. thank you. cheers to all. [cheering] oprah: cheers, cheers, cheers, cheers. thank you. thank you. thank you, everybody! [captioning made possible by king world] captioni[captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--] if your racing thoughts keep you awake... sleep is here, on the wings of lunesta. and if you wake up often in the middle of the night... rest is here on the wings of lunesta. lunesta helps you fall asleep and stay asleep, so you can wake up feeling rested. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions, such as tongue or throat swelling occur rarely and may be f
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Mar 29, 2011 2:05am PDT
happened in our audience 12 years ago when i had to go to amarillo. it took us a while, but we tracked terry down. how you doing? >> hi. [cheering and applause] oprah: thank you so much. thank you so much. i have to ask you, i have to ask you, what did it mean to you to be able to get this accomplished? >> it's like going to heaven. from being a little raggedy kid here in 1933, i was born here--in the hardcore ghetto and to be here at this stage is like, it's beyond belief. oprah: wow. it's wonderful. well-- >> i see why they were tearing up. oprah: yes. see wh oprah: yes. see why we were tearing up. thank you to my--we--say that, whoopi. >> we just didn't want to forget adolph caesar, who played danny's dad. amazing actor. he passed. [applause] oprah: so that's who's missing from this photo. thanks to all of my "color purple" family. my husband harpo. >> only husband you ever had. oprah: only husband i ever had. [laughter and cheering] oprah: groom, you. oh, ok. ok. 25 years, and the best time of my life. really was. thank you all so much. the new blu-ray "color purple" dvd is in stor
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Mar 16, 2011 2:05am PDT
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Mar 17, 2011 2:05am PDT
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Mar 30, 2011 2:35am EDT
out of the way. >> with us now here in our washington studios is chuck advance, a veteran of 14 years with the secret service who was assigned to the detail that guarded president ford and who is now a partner in a private company specializing in a personal security issue. chuck, i know you wanted me to make the point that you are not here as a spokesman for the secret service but it is, obviously clear that spokesmen for the secret service don't appear on fwigs and you are a man who has spent many years with the service. we would like to take a look with you of that same piece of videotape that we saw just a moment ago. this time we're going to look at it in slow motion. i would appreciate, chuck, if you would give us the benefit of explaining to us what went right and what went wrong. in fact, some thing were done right but there must have been some things that went terribly wrong. let's take a look at the videotape and would you comment. >> i think you're looking at it from just about the viewpoint of the assailant. you're watching from his direction. the president came out.
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Mar 15, 2011 3:05am EDT
whole coast? >> this is beyond our imagination. >> reporter: the red cross tells us that despite logistical difficulties the most urgent priority is getting food and water to any who may have survived. after that, the grim task of collecting the bodies. christiane amanpour, abc news, tokyo. >>> and our coverage of the disaster in the pacific continues later this half hour. we'll take a look at nuclear energy, exactly how it's made and what really leads to a dangerous situation at a power plant. you can stay tuned for "america this morning" and also "good morning america" for live updates from japan. >>> another big headline we're following is another fatal bus crash in the new york city area. at least two people, including the driver, died after a luxury bus crashed near east brunswick, new jersey. the bus was on its way to washington, d.c. from new york after a weekend crash that killed 15 people. that bus also headed to new york from a casino. investigators looking into saturday's crash and they want to know why the driver was behind the wheel in the first place when his licens
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Mar 22, 2011 2:35am EDT
pick up. cranes are being brought into the hardest hit areas. you'll see images in a town that used to be home to 20,000. most have been evacuateded there. and they are staying in shelters. clean-up efforts under way there. we're in a town kamaishi, hard hit by the tsunami. we notice the roads are now passable. fewer debris filed up in the middle of the streets. residents say it's much better than it used to be, so it is a sign of progress. but considering how substantial the damage is, this is a small step in a much larger rebuilding process. >> thank you so much, akiko fujita with that update. >>> to a major political move by the obama administration. the white house will call for the united nations human rights council to fight discrimination against gays and lesbians worldwide. the administration is pushing for a vote on a resolution on this matter and that could come later on this year. the declaration will be made in geneva and it has support from more than 80 countries. >>> another republican is taking the first step toward a presidential run next year. tim pawlenty announced
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Mar 24, 2011 2:35am EDT
per swipe. if i had hands, i'd throw in the towel. yeah, things aren't what they used to be. mr. clean magic eraser kitchen scrubber... >>> welcome back. the world was saddened wednesday when word spread legendary movie star elizabeth taylor passed way. >> what she did on and off the screen set the gold standard for being the hollywood star. here is barbara walters with a look back at her life. ♪ >> i've had a lot of tragedy in my life. i've had the lowest valleys, the highest highs. i've had extreme happiness. i've had addictions. i'm like a living example of what people can go through and survive. >> reporter: have you ever thought of what you wanted on your tombstone? >> here lies elizabeth. she hated being called liz. but she lived. >> reporter: boy, did elizabeth taylor live. the last icon and first global superstar. she once told me that she couldn't remember a time when she wasn't famous. famous for her acting, illnesses, jewelry, friends, marriages and divorces. above all, for her stunning beauty. whether glamorously thin or later unhappily heavy. time never dimmed her
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Mar 23, 2011 2:05am PDT
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Mar 8, 2011 2:35am EST
sleep. i'll stay in the back of this car until gadhafi leaves, he told us. we all will. we edge closer to the key oil city of ras lanuf, now the tip of the spear in the fight to bring down gadhafi. the battle is close. the charred evidence of fresh fighting is everywhere as is the thud of artillery fire. this is where all the fighters are gathering right now. this is the furthest west that we're able to go. just 30 miles west from where we are standing right here, there's a big battle in a place called bin jawad. that is just up ahead where gadhafi's forces attacked using their advantage, fighter jets to pound the rebels, stopping their march toward gadhafi's stronghold in tripoli. for now. and for now it is as far as we can go too. lama hasan, abc news, ras lanuf, libya. >> unbelievable. >>> political uncertainty in libya and other oil-producing countries has sent fuel prices skyrocketing. a record for this time of year, $3.52. over the past four weeks, prices have jumped 39 cents per gallon and analysts say no immediate relief in sight. >>> even though gas prices are the highe
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Mar 22, 2011 3:05am EDT
boys town national hotline at 1-800-448-3000 (tdd# 1-800-448-1433) ...or visit us on the web at parenting dot org. >>> welcome back. now to the actor who's been in more than 140 films and tv shows and odds are you've never even noticed the guy. >> that has not stopped him from becoming a sensation on youtube and facebook and twitter. here's linsey davis with the world's greatest extra. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reporter: well, jesse, this is a privilege for me. i don't think i've spoken with anyone who has appeared in as many movies or tv shows as you have. how have you done it? what's the secret to your success? >> i just signed up for extra work about 11 years ago. and worked the very night i signed up. i had no idea that 11 years later i'd still be doing it. >> reporter: do you consider yourself a movie star? how would you define yourself? category all of your own. >> i'm not sure. i think i'm a character actor. i've worked on tv shows and movies and music videos and commercials and most part i've always been a nerd or a dork or geek. high school, a play high school a lot. >> reporter:
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Mar 8, 2011 3:05am EST
these trips, i'm not sure if he's helping us out or just helping himself. >> reporter: these are some areas he's attracted criticism. he sold his former home to a business associate from kazakhstan who strangely paid several million pounds more than the asking price. his links with prominent libyas line saif gadhafi he met at government's request. five months ago he hosted a lunch at buckingham palace for el materi, son-in-law of tunisian president. it's his links to this man, american financier, jeffrey ep stein, that have caused the latest problem, a convicted sex offender. last december andrew stayed with him for several days in new york. a photograph has emerged from ten years ago of andrew and another of epsteen's homes with his arm around a 17-year-old girl. then, of course, there's andrew's former wife, the duchess of york, who was caught last year by the news of the world trying to sell access to andrew. >> open doors. >> reporter: it now appears epstein, the sex offender, was helping pay off some of the duchess' debts. buckingham palace insists there's been no impropriety by
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Mar 1, 2011 2:35am EST
used, this man had evidence to the contrary. like many here, he showed us pictures of the dead far too graphic to be shown on television. >> they're not playing games with the people. we are real. he's a killer. believe me. >> he is a terrorist. he is a terrorist. they are looking for freedom and we are free at last. free at last! free at last! >> reporter: in a benghazi cafe, they had a simple wish. >> we want gadhafi die. >> reporter: alex marquardt, abc news, benghazi, libya. >> crude oil prices are hovering around $98 a barrel as traders keep an eye on the unrest. libya's top oil official said the country's crude production has been cut by 50%. here at home the national average price of a gallon of unleaded has reached $3.38, up more than 19 cents in one week. i paid almost $4 yesterday for a gallon. >> it's crazy. events of the world do affect us here at home. >>> the chance of a federal government shutdown bit end of the week could be less likely. >> a short-term plan has been put into place. john hendren has the detail from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning
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Mar 7, 2011 2:05am EST
programs, 44 of them overlapping. >> well, it makes us look like jackasses. what would you think? you're paying men and women to come to congress to be good stewards of the money and you get a report out like this that says you're absolutely not good stewards of the money. >> reporter: this one. 56 programs and 20 federal agencies designed to teach americans financial literacy. there's certainly a need for that. especially if the place that give us a $14 trillion debt. jonathan carl, abc news, capitol hill. >>> some volunteer firefighters in northern virginia are in some big trouble after a weekend joyride. police say they were drunk when they took one of their department's rigs out for a spin. smart move, guys. a long a winding road, the fire truck veered into the path of a squad car and the police officer said he had to swerve off the road. that same officer then pulled the rig over. the fire firlt behind the wheel was charged with dui and other offenses. >> come on. taking out the fire truck. >>> we're getting a look now at dramatic new pictures from hawaii's volcano. a new ve
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Mar 18, 2011 3:05am EDT
crisis that continues to unfold to the north of us. the death toll now stands at more than 6,000, more than 10,000 still missing. and we're hearing some evacuation centers are still waiting for supplies a week after the earthquake hit. >> and, akiko, one of the factors of this story many people continue to worry about are the workers there around the plant, in the plant. what is the latest on them? >> reporter: well, we are learning more about the operation that's under way. we understand there's about 20 0 to 300 workers involved in this last-ditch effort. they're rotating about 50 workers at a time. we know they're sleeping in a small living room. they are running out of food. we have not learned their names. but we are learning more about them based on what their families are sharing with the public. some of them taking to -- going to twitter to talk about their family members, saying that one girl said that her father, how proud she is of him. another one saying she got an e-mail from her husband saying he won't be able to come home for a while. just a heartbreaking story pla
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Mar 17, 2011 3:05am EDT
save fuel on air force one if-f he uses -- >> he could take his own plane. >>> how are the skies up there? let's take a look at your weather. you'll run into thursday showers in the western part from northern california all the way up to seattle. up to a foot of snow in the cascades and rockies. showers in chicago, detroit, milwaukee and northern michigan. but warming up on the east coast. >> that's right. 61 here in new york. 74 in atlanta. 83 in miami. dallas climbs to 80. kansas city at 75. minneapolis at 55. 88 degrees in phoenix. 76 in albuquerque. 43 in salt lake city. 52 in portland. >>> spring is already in the air at the white house as the first lady descended on the south lawn with a small army of helpers. >> first lady michelle obama planted her popular vegetable garden for the third time. about two dozen local fifth graders were invited to pitch in in the planting. the garden is used as a symbol in mrs. obama's fight against childhood obesity. get this, 2,000 pounds of veggies have been produced from that garden. that's impressive. >> not bad at all. the first lady intro
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Mar 21, 2011 3:05am PDT
-facing seats. booster seats should be used until a child is 8 years old or tall enough to sit in a regular seatbelt. children 13 and younger need to ride in the backseat. the previous recommendation made nine years ago told parents to keep kids under age 1 in rear-facing seats. the latest studies show kids age 2 and under have a much higher accident survival rate if buckled up and facing the rear. >>> today is the first day of spring, thank you, but you wouldn't know it in the sierra, nevada range where 3 feet of snow fell over the weekend. and they're bracing for more white stuff today. the snow forced major highways were shut down backing up miles. and flooding in sacramento area is now menacing central and southern part of the state. but spring is here. >> i feel for them. i couldn't take another snowstorm. i can't take it. >>> here's your monday forecast. those showers stretch from vegas to phoenix. up to a foot of mountain snow in the rockies. showers and thunderstorms from omaha to cincinnati. rain from philadelphia to boston mixing in with snow in northern new england. >> 41
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Mar 7, 2011 3:05am PST
by air strikes. "it is a massacre," this rebel fighter told us. "i saw people die in front of me. even children," he said. lama hasan, abc news, benghazi, libya. >>> in other news, a man suspected in a long series of sexual assaults will appear today in a courtroom in connecticut. aaron thomas is believed to be the so-called east coast rapist. he's suspected in at least 17 attacks from virginia all the way up to rhode island. he tried to take his life saturday inside a jail cell. paramedics took thomas to the hospital where he recovered. now he's back in jail awaiting his court appearance. >>> well, it was a day of dueling budget protests in wisconsin. supporters of republican governor scott walker got together at an arena in madison. they back walker's attempt to strip state workers of most of their collective bargaining rights. many more protesters were outside that arena to voice their continued opposition to walker's plan. they say it's nothing more than an attempt to bust unions. >>> five republicans who were considering a possible run for president next year will be in iowa
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Mar 9, 2011 2:05am PST
. this is what is actually used? >> this is a wooden board or a paddle. and this is the kind of divisive choice. >> reporter: we went to the school superintendent with photos of payton's injuries to get answers. how could this happen? we're doing a story about paddling in the school and we're trying to find out whether you think that this is acceptable. >> sir, i don't have any comment for you. don't appreciate the way you came in. i think you're highly unprofessional. have a good day. >> reporter: so, you're not -- >> have a good day, sir. >> reporter: payton's school says it has now stopped paddling. payton and his mom are not satisfied. they are suing. they say their goal is not only to get payton's teacher fired, but also to change the law. >> you know, you can't even hit a dog. you can't hit a prisoner. but you can hit my child because he made a bad grade. makes me crazy. >> reporter: dan harris, abc news, rainsville, alabama. >> i think there's a lot of moms out there that probably feel the exact same way and are completely surprised to find out this can go down at school.
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. so, is it the right time to tap the reserve? >> it's a good idea to signal the readiness to use it but the condition for using it are not there yet. >> reporter: but with the economy just starting to rebound, and then drivers, also known as voters, complaining about gas prices, there may be plenty of political pressure. >> so, are we using this now as a political football in essence? >> it always has been. it was from the start. >> reporter: he studied president clinton's release of some of the reserve back in 200 shortly before election and concluded politics drove the decision and there was no conclusion the release lowered gas prices. president obama could receive similar criticism if he opens the relief now. >> this decision, i think, would have a bad odor to it. so, he's probably weighing whether the politics will go north or south and we'll see. >> reporter: as a candidate, mr. obama was not opposed to a release from the oil reserve back in 2008. now he's considering a move, that certainly didn't seem to be the reserve two weeks ago when he said, we'll be able to ride out the
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Mar 24, 2011 2:05am PDT
that makes us happy having family, having connections? >> yes. oprah: having connections? and without the connections--because you can't connect to things, so if you're just buying more things to make yourself happy, you will never be happier because things can't give anything back to you. >> that's right. oprah: take our happiness quiz and to find out more about goldie's organization, the hawn foundation, helping children to be happier, go to oprah.com. dan's new book, "thrive," is out in stores now. come on, get happy, everybody. thank you. >> happiness. [captioning made possible by king world] [captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--] also delicious. ♪ ♪ like nature valley. granola bars made with crunchy oats and pure honey. because natural is not only good it also tastes good. nature valley -- 100% natural. 100% delicious. @@ >> forrest and rose dated, are you ready for this, for 28 years. >> are they sure it's the right thing? >> taking it slow, making sure it's the right one. they met at a senior center dance in 1983. >> when he asked her wh
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Mar 30, 2011 3:05am EDT
already on the road today. some come with the state-of-the-art technology that helps us get around. >> we love our bells and whistles. others may help us save from the recent pain at the push. daniel sieberg took some of these cool cars out for a test drive to tech them out. >> reporter: these days your car is like an office or living room on wheels. that's not to mention the innovations under the hood as well as in the dash. >> these days the dashboard in a car looks a little bit like the dash in a cockpit. i mean, there are -- >> it sure does. where we're going with that is to help all of us not only drive safely and efficiently but also to allow us to be better drives. >> reporter: before taking the wheel of ford, alan mulally was ceo at boeing so the plane/car comparison is appropriate. it means using some apps on your smartphone while on the car. how seamless do you want it to be? you're connected. >> i think you want to enhance the driver's ability to use what we're really good at. if you're organizing information you need to do it in a way that's natural for us. that's why w
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Mar 31, 2011 2:35am EDT
from mr. westly, the white house told us, we had it all wrong. politics plays no role in who gets the billions of dollars in coveted loans for green energy company start-ups. it's all about merit. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> following the money. >>> in other news now, at least one person is dead after an apparent gang shooting. gunfire broke out as a group of men watched their girlfriends play a powder puff football game in houston. it was not a school-sanctioned activity. the shooting took place in late afternoon after classes were out. >>> we have adramatic rescue to show you from malibu, california. the l.a. county sheriff's shafb's department brought out the chopper after a woman fell 30 feet down in the canyon. they pulled her out, flew her to a drama center. pretty incredible video as you watch her being rescued. >> wow. >>> florida is bracing for another wet and wild day after a line of storms whipped up winds as high as 85 miles an hour there. on top of that, one tornado was reported yesterday as torrential downpours and powerful winds tore through the central part
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Mar 28, 2011 2:05am EDT
building uses electric heat. although some residents say they did smell gas, woodstock was about 135 miles northeast of detroit. >>> the supreme court is poised to weigh in on what could be the largest class-action suit ever. retail giant walmart is accused of discriminating against female employees and those workers passed and present may stand to gain millions of dollars. now more from linsey davis. >> reporter: this woman, an assistant manager at sam's club and single mother of two, says she's about to make history. >> it's crazy. i never would have thought that me personally would ever have made it to the supreme court. >> reporter: she's been employed by walmart for almost 25 years. and is one of six named plaintiffs who filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against the company over pay and promotio promotions. >> there was a male coworker there that had been with the company half the time that i had been and he was making almost double what i was making. i had even gone to the district manager and asked him what i needed to do and that's when i got the blow the cob webs off my makeup an
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Mar 23, 2011 2:35am EDT
. abc's akiko fujita is live for us in northern japan. hi, akiko. >> reporter: good morning to you. the news out of japan has not been all too promising on the nuclear front today. we've just learned from tokyo water bureau officials that they have found levels of radioactive iodine in some city tap water. and those measured two times the recommended limit for infants. officials say the water is not an immediate health risk to adults but they have asked parents to stop giving their babies tap water. now, that adds to the list of products that have been effected by radiation leaks. vegetables, including broccoli and spinach, raw milk, even sea water have all been tainted. this came on a day when a spike in radiation levels forced workers to pull out of reactor number two at fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. they have been working to restore there -- restore the power there and stabilize the plant. the setback really shows the challenges workers are up against nearly two weeks into this crisis. in areas devastated by the tsunami, another moderate earthquake struck. this one centered in fuk
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Mar 1, 2011 3:05am EST
1-800-448-3000 (tdd# 1-800-448-1433). it's your life. it's your voice. use it. new york, 43. kansas city, 55. albuquerque, 62. miami, a bit warmer at 83. l.a. still a bit cooler at 64. >>> a 20-mile stretch of interstate 95 along florida's space coast will remain closed today because of a massive wildfire. part of u.s. 1 is also closed. the fire started monday morning and quickly grew to more than 6,000 acres in brevard and volusia counties. residents of 20 homes are chose ton leave. >>> wisconsin's governor says layoff notices could start being issued to some state workers today. scott walker insists that will be the case if wisconsin lawmakers do not pass a bill that would end state employees' collective bargaining rights. walker is also set to release a two-year budget proposal today. it's expected to include major cuts to education as well as to funding for local governments. >>> in washington, there seems to be some progress being made toward a deal that would avoid a federal government shutdown. >> but it is far from a long-term solution and does not address the nation's most
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Mar 23, 2011 3:05am EDT
wall and one hole in the window. and then, of course, one in my car. >> reporter: he told us his home was hit by a barrage of bullets shortly after he finished a conversation with his elderly next door neighbor. >> she said, i'm not leaving without a kiss. and i said, well, i've got a girlfriend. so, i'm not going to give you no kiss. >> reporter: when this shot was made, bettener was standing just on the opposite side of this window. >> but when the bullet come through the window here, it hit right here. >> reporter: when marion county deputies went next door to bettener's home near ft. mccoy, she told them she didn't know where they found her weapon but he had found anselmmy automatic on an end table. in court she asked the judge to release her from jail. >> is there any way you can release me on my own recognizance and -- >> ma'am, these are very serious charges. >> i realize it now, but -- >> okay. >> i did not intend to shoot into -- >> because she's pretty much raised hell with me for quite a while. but i never thought she'd start shooting at me. >> and that was melanie hol
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Mar 25, 2011 2:35am EDT
occurred. akiko fujita brings us the latest live from tokyo. good morning. what is the lateest? >> reporter: good morning to you, rob. we are hearing the reactor vessel of reactor number three may have been breached. those developments coming to us from a press conference with japan's nuclear industrial safety agency. this is clearly troubling news because this raises the possibility that radiation from the reactor which combines uranium and plutonium, could be released. this all comes on a day when work resumed at fukushima daiichi plant just 24 hours after three workers suffered from radiation burns while attempting to replace a cable at one of the reactors. two remain in the hospital. the injuries halt halted work at the plant yesterday but crews are back out at the plant, trying to cool the reactors. the death toll continues to rise from the quake and tsunami. we learned today from the japanese national police agency that more than 10,000 are now confirmed dead. more than 17,000 still missing. it has been two weeks since the quake hit and hope for any survivors is fading wi
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Mar 31, 2011 2:05am PDT
he'll use his background in hospital administration to help patients there with hiv and aids, a crippling problem in that country. >> good for him. that is very cool. by the time his two-year term is over, he may be the oldest person ever in the peace corps. the average age of volunteers is about 28. >> he can be the elder statesman of the peace corps. >> making good use of his time. good for him. >> long, productive life. more "world news now" coming up. more "world news now" coming up. >>> well, this week marks 30 years since president ronald reagan was shot and nearly killed by a deranged young man. >> so many years later we're hearing details, new details of the life-threatening moments and also about the grace and humor with which he survived them. here's "nightline" anchor terry moran. >> reporter: it was a moment of truth for the country and for the man. six shots less than two seconds. and in the chaos, three men down, the gunman, 25-year-old john hinckley jr., subdued in a bristling pack of secret service agents. a crisis for a young, untested presidency. >> i, ronald r
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Mar 4, 2011 3:05am EST
stop the clock and allow negotiations to continue on. t.j. winick joins us with the details of what went down. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the owners and nfl players union reached a 24-hour extension on their negotiating deadline, all to avoid a lockout, which could put this year's nfl season in jeopardy. there's a glimmer of hope in the fight over a new nfl labor contract. >> for all our fans who dig our game, we appreciate your patience as we work through this. we're going to keep working. we want to play football. >> reporter: thursday the league and the players union met for a tenth day with a federal mediator. president obama said he does not want to get involved. >> a time when people are having to cut back, compromise, paying for their kids' college education is the two parties should be able to work it out without the president of the united states intervening. >> reporter: a work stoppage would mean no spring practice, no free agency deals and potentially no 2011 season. >> everybody's concern is, where is the timetable from here and where does it go? >> report
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Mar 14, 2011 2:05am EDT
such a disaster ever hit us here at home? david kerley has more on that. >> reporter: japan had never declared a nuclear emergency. it is dealing with six runaway reactors. two in dire shape. >> two reactors now where we have core that is partially melted. this is unprecedented. >> reporter: the good news, inside those buildings, the hot nuclear cores and their primary containment housings are said to be intact. but with no electricity, the japanese are reportedly using firetrucks, taking the drastic step of pumping sea water into the cores and flooding the containment housings of both reactors. a last-ditch effort to cool the cores to stop the nuclear reaction. >> we are at a reactor tipping point. either over the next 24 to 48 hours they'll get coal of these reactors or they'll get meltdown at one or more reactors. a completely unprecedented situation. >> reporter: the japanese reactors designed by general electric are more than four decades old and common in the united states. in fact, there are 23 of them. in cities like toms river, new jersey, cedar rapids, iowa, and vernon, verm
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Mar 1, 2011 2:05am PST
, some snowflakes places where people are not used to seeing them. >> unble. pretty to play in, bu i' anxious for it to go. >> never made one of those. when hotels have unsold rooms they use hotwire hot rates to fill them, so you get ridiculously low prices, backed by our low price guarantee. orbitz price $174. hotwire hot rate just $95. the same great room, just less than other travel sites. hotwire.com. four-star hotels. two-star prices. ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e ♪ hotwire.com save big on car rentals too. from $13.95 a day. sleep is here, on the wings of lunesta. and if you wake up often in the middle of the night... rest is here, on the wings of lunesta. lunesta helps you fall asleep and stay asleep, so you can wake up feeling rested. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including ri
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Mar 3, 2011 2:35am EST
made of everything in america. >> which was basically everything in the house. sharyn alfonsi shows us how hard it was to find new stuff for the house made in america. this morning what their brand new made in america home looks like. >> reporter: by now you know this family who might be asking themselves, why did we do this? >> hello. >> reporter: allowing with the world news" to check everything in their home. made in india. thailand. >> bangladesh. >> reporter: where is your couch made from? china. take out anything that wasn't made in america. they came home to an empty house. >> all of our appliances are gone. and microwave, no oven, no stove, no refrigerator. john, what you making for didn'ter? >> pb&j, american classic. >> reporter: living with the consequences at bedtime. even the dog. then came the real challenge, replacing everything we took out with products made right here in america. >> hi. i'm trying to find out -- >> reporter: remember how long it took them to find that american coffee maker? that's what i wanted to know. >> they seem stumped. >> one hour. we kept going.
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Mar 25, 2011 2:05am PDT
just like everybody else. oprah: just about a mile away, thousands of aussies gathered to greet us at federation square. our team enlisted some of australia's top talent to entertain the massive crowd. australia's top pop star, jessica mauboy. and aussie's number one vocal group, human nature. [crowd chanting "oprah"] oprah: the crowd was on fire. the energy electric. [cheering] >> now, this is your opportunity to say a big melbourne g'day to oprah winfrey. [cheering] oprah: hello, me have to say, i've never seen a welcome like this in my life. nothing like this in my life! in my life. in my whole life! wow! i love the fact that you all have supported me and supported this show and cared enough to come down here to federation square to say hello. [cheering] oprah: i was sorry to arrive in this country and hear about all of the devastation happening with the floods, but i know that you're open-hearted, big-hearted you will look inside yourselves and where you can give back and where you can help and where you can be generous with those victims of the flood. you will do that. you will d
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. >> well deserved star. more "world news now" coming up. yeah, dirt? do you think the two of us will ever find the one? well, we've been left behind by so many mops and brooms... aw, man! ...but we have got... see ya! ...each other. ♪ what about love?! [ male announcer ] swiffer attracts dirt. the 2 in 1 swiffer sweeper uses electrostatic dry cloths to trap and lock more dirt than a broom and uses dirt dissolving wet cloths to clean better than a mop. you're quite the pickup artist! [ male announcer ] 2 in 1 swiffer sweeper gives cleaning a whole new meaning. >>> welcome back. well, chickens, you might not think of them as the average household pet. >> i don't. >> in these tough times they've become pretty popular because you get free eggs. >> i get that. imagine being the neighbor of a family that owns chickens and how smelly and noisy all that would be. well wplg has the story of one such family from hollywood, florida. >> reporter: sandra is clucking mad. >> we have feathers in our pool. when it's hot out in the afternoon, it smells like a farm. >> reporter: she says she ha
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